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Human resources, talent acquisition, and learning and development (L&D) teams are uniquely positioned to drive organizational change—but what have you possibly missed? This learning path reviews best practices on diversity and inclusion (D&I) and diversity recruiting to provide you with the foundation to help build a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
Learn how to counter bias in recruiting.
Develop skills for more a more inclusive workplace.
Connect on a deeper level with colleagues and peers.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging with Pat Wadors
Diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIBs) is the foundation for equitable workplaces. Learn how to activate DIBs to build a more diverse, innovative, and productive organization.
47m 19s • COURSE
Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences with Arianna Huffington
Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to interact with others across differences.
40m 2s • COURSE
Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies with Dereca Blackmon
Become a better ally. Discover how to develop an inclusive mindset, put marginalized voices first, and be the change you want to see in the world.
23m 40s • COURSE
Skills for Inclusive Conversations with Mary-Frances Winters
Learn to have productive and inclusive conversations about race, religion, and gender.
53m 12s • COURSE
Difficult Conversations: Talking about Race at Work with Kwame Christian
Talking about race in the workplace can be challenging. Learn how to apply a useful framework to open up effective dialogue and facilitate understanding.
16m 15s • COURSE
Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence with Tatiana Kolovou
Develop the cross-cultural intelligence to navigate cultural differences. Discover the difference between high- and low-context cultures and how to effectively work across them.
1h 6m • COURSE
Diversity Recruiting with Stacey Gordon
Learn how to implement a diversity recruiting program in your organization, attracting top talent by reducing bias in your process and becoming a proactive advocate.
1h 5m • COURSE
Advocating for Change in Your Organization with Dereca Blackmon
Become an advocate for change. Discover how to develop an inclusive mindset and implement a plan for real and lasting change at any size organization.
25m 3s • COURSE
You'll learn how to build trust and collaboration skills with these experts.
Pat Wadors is the chief talent officer at ServiceNow.
In her current role, Pat is leveraging her years of experience scaling world-class talent organizations—including LinkedIn, where she served as the senior vice president of global talent—to help redesign and transform ServiceNow. Prior to working at ServiceNow, she was the senior vice president of human resources and facilities at Plantronics, where she redesigned the workplace and work philosophy, and focused on leveraging social networking systems and technologies to enable employees to do their job anywhere and at any time. She has also been an HR executive advisor at Twitter, and the senior vice president of HR at Yahoo!, where she was responsible for leading the HR business partner function for the entire global business line; this equated to over 14,500 employees in over 17 locations.
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.
She is also the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched TheHuffingtonPost.com, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way people work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price one must pay for success.
Time named her in the 100 Most Influential People list, and Forbes named her in The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and the Center for Public Integrity.
Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.
She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.
Dereca Blackmon is CEO of Inclusion Design Group, an innovative diversity and inclusion training consultancy.
For 25+ years, she's consulted with corporate, educational, nonprofit, and community-based groups to facilitate "uncommon conversations" on issues of race, gender, class, and social justice. She served as the assistant vice provost and executive director of the Diversity and First-Generation Office at Stanford University, introducing groundbreaking work on authentic, engaging, intergroup dialogue. Her experiential training models cut through "diversity fatigue" and help participants engage in deep, authentic, and meaningful dialogues. As CEO of Inclusion Design Group, she has supported industry leaders, including LinkedIn, NextRoll, and SAP, in activating a vision for diversity and inclusion.
Mary-Frances Winters is the founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc.
In her work with The Winters Group, Inc., a 35-year-old global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, Mary-Frances helps companies develop transformative solutions for equity and inclusion. For over three decades, she has impacted hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals with her thought-provoking message and approach to diversity and inclusion. She's a master strategist with experience in strategic planning, change management, diversity, organization development, training, systems thinking, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has extensive experience in working with senior leadership teams to drive organizational change.Among her many awards and distinctions, she was named a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal in August 2007 and received the Winds of Change award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in 2016.She is the author of four books: We Can't Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics, Only Wet Babies Like Change: Workplace Wisdom for Baby Boomers, Inclusion Starts With I, and CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul.
Tatiana Kolovou is faculty member at the top-ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
She came to the United States as an "academic immigrant" from Athens, Greece. Now she teaches business communication and cross-cultural effectiveness. Tatiana consults with executives and teams at large companies to develop effective communication skills for the global enterprise.
Stacey A. Gordon is a diversity, inclusion, and career strategist and the CEO of Rework Work.
At Rework Work, Stacey works to reduce bias in recruiting and barriers to hiring. Leading at the intersection of recruiting, career development, diversity, and workplace culture, Stacey has delivered keynote speeches globally and developed educational content that has engaged professionals both in person and in a virtual environment. She focuses on reworking how companies work by creating inclusive workplace cultures. That includes how they recruit, hire, and engage women and professionals of color. Stacey is also a highly rated coach practitioner who has facilitated coaching of chief diversity officers and other diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioners at several D&I forums.